Sheffield United v Birmingham City: What time is kick off, is it on TV and what are the odds?

Sheffield United will host Birmingham City at Bramall Lane when the two sides meet in a midweek Championship clash on 19 September.

Monday, 17th September 2018, 10:39 am
Updated Monday, 17th September 2018, 10:42 am
Chris Wilder

The new season has got off to contrasting starts for Sheffield United and Birmingham City who find themselves at opposite ends of the table. 

United welcomed a flurry of signings over the summer where as City had to wait for their transfer embargo to be lifted before they could get to work on new signings.

Chris Wilder

Sign up to our daily newsletter

The i newsletter cut through the noise

What time is kick off?

Kick off at Bramall Lane is at 7.45pm on Wednesday 19 September.

Is the match on TV? Can I watch it on a live stream?

The match is being shown by Sky Sports Football on the red button or should be available via live stream on the iFollow service.

How can I follow United v Birmingham live?

You'll be able to follow all the latest updates and team news on The Star website.

Who will be in the teams for the match?

Paul Coutts could finally make his first team return after being on the sidelines since breaking his leg last season.

Coutts played in the Blades friendly match against Sheffield FC and has been in action for the under-23s during the international break.

Isaac Vassell is still injured for Birmingham after picking up a hip problem and midfielder David Davis is likely to be out until the new year due to an ankle injury.

Who is the referee?

Referee appointments have not yet been announced.

What are the betting odds?

Sky Bet have Sheffield United win at at 4/5, a draw at 5/2 and a win for the away side at 7/2.

What is the form of United and City?

The Blades are currently 5th in the table after their 1-0 defeat to Bristol City at the weekend. Chris Wilder's side will want to return to winning ways, having won four on the bounce before the international break.

Birmingham sit in 21st place and are still without a win so far this term. 

Once again the Blues are struggling in front of goal after a dismal record last season when they were the joint lowest scorers in the Football League.